APA Learning Paths are designed to guide you through APA's educational offerings so you can build a professional development plan that is right for you and your staff. Following the links below, you can tailor an educational track using a range of options, from classroom instruction to online learning. Explore APA's Learning Paths!

Payroll Essentials

Basic payroll training for those new to the profession.

Payroll Administration

Intermediate and advanced payroll training for those who are looking to expand their knowledge.

Payroll Systems

Basic payroll training that focuses on professionals who work with payroll systems but do not necessarily process payroll.

Payroll Analyst

Advanced payroll training for those whose primary responsibility is compliance requirements.

Payroll Management

Advanced payroll training for managers and those wishing to move into management.

Global Payroll

Global Payroll training addresses the challenges of global expansion and provides education and strategy tactics to implement a global payroll.

FPC Certification

The Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is open to all those who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency.

CPP Certification

The Certified Payroll Professional exam is open to all those who have been practicing payroll three (3) out of the last five (5) years.


View the monthly calendar of APA training events and payroll compliance information.